Inclusive lists of Australasian feature films

My intention is to list every feature film made (or intended to be made) in Australasia with name of director/s and release date. Note that I am not able to ensure that every film listed here was actually completed or released.
A list by date is also provided.
Many telemovies are included, but not shorts nor docos.
New Zealand films include 'NZ'. There are also separate lists for NZ films by title and by date.


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Films C

Cactus (Paul Cox, 1986) wr. Paul Cox, Bob Ellis & Norman Kaye, Fuji colour, 35 mm, 90 min., prods Jane Ballantyne & Paul Cox for Dofine, dp Yuri Sokol, design Asher Bilou, ed. Tim Lewis; Sheila Florance, Peter Aanensen, Isabelle Huppert, Norman Kaye, Bunduk Marika, Monica Maughan, Robert Menzies; Robert (Robert Menzies) is blind from birth, and interested in cacti

Cactus (Jasmine Yuen Carrucan, 2008) kidnap, road

Caddie (Donald Crombie, 1976) wr. Joan Long, prod. Anthony Buckley; Helen Morse, Takis Emmanuel, Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Melissa Jaffer, Ron Blanchard, Drew Forsythe, Kirrili Nolan, Lynette Curran, June Salter, John Ewart, John Gaden, Jane Harders, Phillip Hinton, Mary Mackay, Lucky Grills, Robyn Nevin, Simon Hinton, Marianne Howard, Pat Everson, Carmel Cullen, Brian Nyland, Willie Fennell, Les Foxcroft, Jack Allen

Call Me Mr Brown (Scott Hicks, 1990) telemovie; crime; Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, John Frawley, Russel Kiefel, Bill Hunter, John Polson, David Kendall; 94 min.

Call Me Mum (Margot Nash, 2006) telemovie; Catherine McClements, Vicki Saylor, Lynette Curran; Stolen Generation family melodrama

Call Of The Bush (Charles Wood, 1912) sundowner story

Called Back (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the novel by Hugh Conway set at the time of Garibaldi, dp Orrie Perry; Arthur Styan; 4000 ft

Caloola (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Adventures Of A Jackeroo; Australian Photo-Play Company; settler daughter captured by Aboriginals

Canopy (Aaron Wilson, 2013) Khan Chittenden, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren, Tzu-yi Mo; Singapore, WW2; Toronto IFF 8 Sept 2013; Aust release 24 April 2014

Came a Hot Friday (Ian Mune, 1984) Mirage Film Productions/NZ Film Commission, prod. Larry Parr, wr. Dean Parker, Ian Mune, dp Alun Bollinger; Peter Bland, Phillip Gordon, Michael Lawrence, Billy T. James, Marshall Napier; comedy; 103 min.

Camel Boy, The (Yoram Gross, 1984)

Candy (Neil Armfield, 2006) wr. Neil Armfield, Luke Davies, adaptation of Luke Davies novel, prod. Margaret Fink, Emile Sherman; Geoffrey Rush, Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish; dark story about a couple's love amid heroin addiction; two lovers embark on a journey of lust, addiction and self-destruction; began principal photography Sydney 17 March 2005; Berlin Film Festival, Feb 2006; Australian release 25 Mary 2006

Candy Regentag (James Ricketson, 1989) aka Kiss the Night; Patsy Stephens, Warwick Moss, Garry Aron Cook, Imogen Annesley; prostitute falls in love with client

Cappuccino (Anthony Bowman, 1989) John Clayton, Rowena Wallace, Jeanie Drynan, Ernie Dingo (as himself); comedy about standup comedian set in coffee shop; Drynan is married to Bowman

Captain Johnno (Mario Andreacchio, 1988) telemovie, wr. Rob George; John Waters, Damien Walters, Rebecca Sykes, Michele Fawdon, Joe Petruzzi, Elspeth Ballantyne; deaf boy is befriended by Italian fisherman; part of Touch the Sun, a TV series commissioned by the Australian Children's Television Foundation in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations

Captain Midnight, The Bush King (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Bushranger's Bride, Spencer's Pictures, dp Ernest Higgins; Alfred Rolfe [Alfred Roker] (Edgar Dalmore/Captain Midnight), Lily Dampier [Rolfe's wife] (Elsa), Raymond Longford

Captain Starlight, or Gentleman Of The Road (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, from the play by Alfred Dampier, based on the novel Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood, dp Ernest Higgins; Alfred Rolfe, Lily Dampier [Rolfe's wife], Raymond Longford, Stanley Walpole, Augustus Neville; opened Spencer's Lyceum Sydney 16 March 1911 and ran for a profitable extended season; over 3000 ft

Captain Thunderbolt (Cecil Holmes, 1953) Grant Taylor, Charles Tingwell; bush western

Carbine's Heritage (Edwin Coubray, 1927) Moa Films Ltd, NZ Radio Films Production, wr. Edwin Coubray, dp Edwin Coubray; Queenie Grahame, Stuart Douglas, Ted Preston, Tom Patten; NZ; horse-racing, includes footage of the Auckland Cup 1926; 8000ft

Careful He Might Hear You (Carl Schultz, 1983) aka Sumner Locke Elliott's Careful He Might Hear You; prod. Jill Robb for Syme International Productions, New South Wales Film Corporation, wr. Michael Jenkins from novel by Sumner Locke Elliott, dp John Seale, music Ray Cook, design John Carroll, John Stoddart, John Wingrove, ed. Richard Francis Bruce; Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill (PS), John Hargreaves (Logan) (AFI Best Supporting Actor), Geraldine Turner, Isabelle Anderson, Peter Whitford; Kodak colour; 35mm widescreen, 111 min.

Careless Love (John Duigan, 2012) wr. John Duigan; Nammi Le, Peter O'Brien, Andrew Hazzard, David Field; drama

Caretaker, The (Tom Conyers, 2012) Anna Burgess, Clint Dowdell, Colin MacPhersonk Lee Mason, Mark White; drama horror romance vampires

Cargo (Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke, 2017) wr Yolanda Ramke, prod. Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings; Martin Freeman; 'not a zombie movie'; thriller

Carlotta (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. David Hannam in consultation with Carlotta, prod. Riccardo Pellizzeri, Lara Radulovich; Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Eamon Farren, Caroline O'Connor, Socratis Otto, Andrew Lees, Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis; biopic of transgender person Carol 'Carlotta' Spencer (born Richard Byron) of Les Girls; telemovie for Channel 2; shot Sydney May 2013

Carlton + Godard = Cinema (Nigel Buesst, 2003) doco compilation film with long excerpts from films made in Melbourne 1950s-70s

Carry Me Back (John Reid, 1982) NZ, Kiwi ../films/NZ Film Commission, prod. Graeme Cowley, wr. Derek Morton, Keith Aberdein, John Reid from idea by Joy Cowley, dp Graeme Cowley; Grant Tilly, Kelly Johnson, Dorothy McKegg, Derek Hardwick; comedy; 102 min.

Cars that Ate Paris, The (Peter Weir, 1974) prod. Jim & Hal McElroy, Royce Smeal Film Productions & Salt Pan Films, wr. Peter Weir, story Piers Davies, Keith Gow & Peter Weir, dp John McLean, design David Copping, music Bruce Smeaton, ed. Wayne Le Clos; Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Chris Haywood, Max Gillies, Deryck Barnes, Edward Howell, Melissa Jaffer, Charles Metcalfe, Kevin Miles, Tim Robertson, Bruce Spence; Melbourne, colour, widescreen, thriller; 91 min.

Cass (Chris Noonan, 1978) telemovie; Michele Fawdon, John Waters, Judy Morris, Peter Whitford, Peter Carroll, Sandra McGregor, Stephen O'Rourke, Max Cullen, Charles McCallum, Anna Volska, Terry Camilleri, James Condon; young woman filmmaker feels dislocated from her previous life; 77 min.

Cassandra (Colin Eggleston, 1987) wr. Colin Eggleston, John Ruane, Christopher Fitchett, prod. Trevor Lucas, music Trevor Lucas, Ian Mason; Tessa Humphries [daughter of Barry Humphries], Shane Briant, Susan Barling, Tim Burns, Briony Behets [director's wife]; slasher whodunnit thriller

Castanet Club, The (Neil Armfield, 1990) dp Ray Argall; Steve Abbott, Penny Biggins, Glenn Butcher; musical

Castle, The (Rob Sitch, 1997) wr. Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch; prod. Debra Choate, Michael Hirsh; Michael Caton (Darryl Kerrigan), Anne Tenney (Sal Kerrigan), Stephen Curry (Dale Kerrigan), Anthony Simcoe (Steve Kerrigan), Sophie Lee (Tracy Kerrigan), Wayne Hope (Wayne Kerrigan), Tiriel Mora (Dennis Denuto), Eric Bana (Con Petropoulous), Charles Tingwell (Lawrence Hammill), Robyn Nevin (Federal Court Judge), Costas Kilias (Farouk), Bryan Dawe (Ron Graham), Monty Maizels (Jack), Lynda Gibson (Evonne), John Bento (Mr. Lyle), Laurie Dobson (John Clifton), Stephanie Daniel (Council Officer), John Flaus (Sgt Kennedy); narrated from the point of view of one of the sons, Dale; 93 min.

Catalpa Rescue, The (Lisa Harney, 2007) dramatisation of the events in Fremantle WA in 1876

Caterpillar Wish, The (Sandra Sciberras, 2006) wr. Sandra Sciberras, prod. Kate Whitbread; Victoria Thaine (Emily), Susie Porter (her mother), Robert Mammone, Wendy Hughes, Khan Chittenden; Emily is a young girl trying to uncover the secrets of the past; shot Robe, SA

Cathy's Child (Donald Crombie, 1979) prod. Pom Oliver, Errol Sullivan, Dick Wordley, C. B. Films, wr. Ken Quinnell, novel Dick Wordley, dp Gary Hansen, music William Motzing, design Ross Major, ed. Tim Wellburn; Bryan Brown, Alan Cassell, Arthur Dignam, Michele Fawdon, Willy Fennell; Cathy (who is Maltese) wants her child returned after the father (he is Greek) has taken her (the child) out of the country; review by Jan Epstein in Murray 1995: 29; Eastman colour, 35 mm, 90 min.

Cats' Tales (Ralph Lawrence Marsden, 1998) children's adventure

Cattle King (Bill Bennett, 1983) story of Sir Sydney Kidman; Scott Burgess, Martin Vaughan; 60 min.; VHS; ABC Video

Caught In The Net (Vaughan C. Marshall, 1928) Advance Films, prod. Vaughan C. Marshall, dp Tasman Higgins; Zillah Bateman, John Mayer, Charles Brown

Caught Inside (Michael Blaiklock, 2010) Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman

Celestial Blue (Zak Hilditch, tba) wr. Zak Hilditch, prod. Liz Kearney; aircraft drama; Screen Australia story development funding

Celia (Ann Turner, 1989) Rebecca Smart (Celia), Nicholas Eadie, Maryanne Fahey, Victoria Longley, William Zappa; set Melbourne 1957; Celia's pet rabbit must be destroyed

Celluloid Heroes (Robert Francis, 1995) wr. Robert Francis, vols. 1 and 2 [Parts 1-4], compilation

Cedar Boys (Serhat Caradee, 2009) wr. Serhat Caradee, dp Peter Holland; Les Chantery, Buddy Dannoun, Rachael Taylor, Martin Henderson, Dan Mor, Bren Foster, Serhat Caradee; Lebanese gangs; Sydney FF 10 June, Aust release 30 July

Centre of Attention (Rusty Angel, tba) wr. Rusty Angel, story by Lita Cathcart; Brodie Henson, Teasha Garofalo, Daniel James, Jordan Kattahagen; stalker serial killer horror thriller; Qld

Centrespread (Tony Paterson, 1981) sleaze

Chain Reaction, The (Ian Barry, 1980) aka Nuclear Run, The Man at the Edge of the Freeway; Eastman colour, 35 mm, 90 min. prod. David Elfick for Palm Beach Pictures, wr. Ian Barry, dp Russell Boyd, design Graham Walker, ed. Tim Wellburn; Steve Bisley, Ralph Cotterill, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Richard Moir, Ross Thompson, Arna-Maria Winchester; Dr George Miller directed the second unit; nuclear power plant accident; filmed around Lithgow

Change of Heart, A (Rod Hay, 1998) comedy

Channel Chaos (Barry Peak, 1984) aka A Hatful of Arseholes, Copfile; comedy about TV show Copfile

Channeling Baby (Christine Parker, 1998) NZ

Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (Fred Schepisi, 1978) prod. Fred Schepisi for Film House Australia, wr. Fred Schepisi, novel Thomas Kenneally, dp Ian Baker, music Bruce Smeaton, design Wendy Dickson, ed. Brian Kavanagh; Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Tim Robertson, Angela Punch, Bryan Brown, Eliabeth Alexander, Ruth Cracknell, Don Crosby, Julie Dawson, Robyn Nevin; young Aboriginal explodes into violence when treated unjustly by whites; drama, thriller; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 122 min.

Charley's Web (Simon Heath, 1984) Max Cullen; political drama

Charlie & Boots (Dean Murphy, 2009) Paul Hogan, Shane Jacobson, released 3 Sept 2009; father and son travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfil their lifelong ambition to fish

Charlie's Country (Rolf de Heer, 2013) wr. Rolf de Heer, prod. Nils Erik Nielsen, dp Ian Jones; David Gulpilil, Luke Ford, Ritchie Singer, Peter Djigirr; 'tragi-comic portrait of one man's struggle to define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia'; premiere Adelaide 12 FF October; 107 min.

Charlie's Farm (Chris Sun, 2015) Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Kane Hodder; horror

Charlotte Gray (Gillian Armstrong, 2001) wr. Jeremy Brock from novel by Sebastian Faulks, dp Dion Beebe; Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Rupert Penry-Jones; Cate Blanchett as a British agent in occupied France

Chasing Parked Cars (Victoria Fisher, 1998) aka The Beggar's Opera Cafe; Fish Entertainment Productions; Holly Fisher, Caitlin McDougall, Rebecca Macauley, Pip Mushin; 90 min.

Cheat, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company; Ethel Phillips, Stanley Walpole, Charles Villiers

Cheaters, The (Paulette McDonagh, 1930) McDonagh Productions, wr. Paulette McDonagh, dp Jack Fletcher, art director Phyllis McDonagh; Marie Lorraine [Isobel McDonagh], Josef Bambach, Arthur Greenaway; made as a silent, with sound inserts added later, so considered one of the first sound films in that sense

Chicken (Grant Lahood, 1996) NZ, comedy

Children of Huang Shi, The (Roger Spottiswoode, 2008) Australia-China-Germany co-production; US release 15 March 2008

Children of the Moon (Bob Weis, 1973) John Duigan

Children of the Revolution (Peter Duncan, 1997) wr. Peter Duncan, prod. Tristan Miall; dp Martin McGrath; F. Murray Abraham, Judy Davis, John Gaden, Rachel Griffiths, Russel Keifel, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush

Chill Factor, The (David L. Stanton, 1988) NZ; action

Chocolate Oyster (Steve Jaggi, tba) prod. Christine Luby, Steve Jaggi. wr Steve Jaggi; Rosie Lourde, Anna Lawrence, Ryan Harrison, Aaron Glenane; 65 min.

Chopper (Andrew Dominik, 2000) Eric Bana, Vince Colosimo (Neville Bartos), Simon Lyndon, David Field; screened Toronto 2000; 94 min.

Christian, The (Franklyn Barrett [?] 1911) dp Franklyn Barrett; Roy Redgrave [father of Sir Michael], Eugenie Duggan, Rutland Beckett, Bert Bailey; 2500 ft, 28 min.

Christmas (Gregory King, 2003) NZ

Chunuk Bair (Dale Bradley, 1991) NZ; war, Gallipoli, 1915

Church And The Woman, The (Raymond Longford, 1917) wr. Raymond Longford, prod. Humbert Pugliese, dp Ernest Higgins

Cinema of Unease, A (Sam Neill, Judy Rymer, 1995) part of the Century of Cinema project; NZ

Cinesound Review: Kokoda Front Line (Damien Parer, 1942) dp and commentary Damien Parer; shared 1942 Academy Award for Short Documentary with John Ford's Battle of Midway Australia's first Oscar; Parer shot the footage for the Dept of Information, which let Cinesound use it (Shirley & Adams: 166) Parer was killed at work on Peleliu, Caroline Is, 1944

Circle of Lies (Matt Cerwen, 2012) aka Short Beach, wr. Adrian Moses, Scott Herford, prod. Steve Jaggi; Hilary Caitens, Ryan Harrison, Anna Lawrence; teen drama; Oz release August 2013

Circumstance (Lawson Harris, 1922) Austral Super Films, prod. Lawson Harris, wr. Lawson Harris, Yvonne Pavis, dp Arthur Higgins, 5 reels; Yvonne Pavis, Carlton Max, Cane Arthur; urban drama

City Loop (Belinda Chayko, 2000) aka Bored Olives, wr. Stephen Davis; Sullivan Stapleton, Ryan Johnson, Kellie Jones, Brendan Cowell, Hayley McElhinney, Megan Dorman, Jessica Napier; teen angst drama; Toronto 2000; broadcast free to air c. 2002/3; 78 min.

City's Child, A (Brian Kavanagh, 1972) prod. Brian Kavanagh, 35 mm from 16mm, 80 min., wr. Don Battye, dp Bruce McNaughton, composer Peter Pinne, design Trevor Ling, ed. Brian Kavanagh; Monica Maughan, Sean Scully, Moira Carleton

City's Edge, The (Ken Quinnell, 1983) aka The Running Man, Edge of the City; prod. Pom Oliver, Errol Sullivan for Eastcaps, wr. Robert Merritt, Ken Quinnell from novel by W. A. Harbinson, dp Louis Irvin, design Robert Dein, ed. Greg Ropert; Tom Lewis, Hugo Weaving, Katrina Foster, Mark Lee, Ralph Cotterill; love story set against decay of Bondi Beach: lovers' lives increasingly dominated by charismatic young Aborigine; Eastman colour, 35mm, 91 min.

Clancy (not made 2004) Acclaimed director Simon Wincer can't wait to start work on the film version of Banjo Paterson's Clancy of the Overflow. "It is a massive, massive story and it is pretty epic," Wincer said of the $30 million budget film. "It is going to be a total Australian movie. It is fun, romantic, a love letter to the Australian bush and hopefully what everyone will expect." [www.theage.com.au] This film was shelved indefinitely in 2004.

Clara Gibbings (Frank W. Thring, 1934) Efftee Film Productions, wr. Frank Harvey, dp Arthur Higgins; Dorothy Brunton, Campbell Copelin, Harvey Adams; 81 min.

Clay (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1965) aka Argilla; wr. dp. ed. Giorgio Mangiamele; first art movie, according to O'Regan 1996: 171, 223; 85 min.

Clean Machine, The (Ken Cameron, 1988) dp Dean Semler; Steve Bisley; Kennedy-Miller tele-feature; investigation of (police?) corruption; 120 min.

Cliffy (Dean Murphy, 2013) wr. R. B. Taylor, dp Roger Lanser; Kevin Harrington, Roy Billing, Krew Boylan, Stephen Curry, Gyton Grantley, Morgan Griffin, Martin Sacks, Joan Sydney, Anne Tenney; telemovie

Clinic, The (David Stevens, 1983) prod. Robert le Tet, Bob Weiss for the Film House, Generation Films, wr. Greg Millen, dp Ian Baker, ed. Edward McQueen-Mason, design Tracy Wart; Simon Burke, Pat Evison, Chris Haywood, Rona McLeon, Gerda Nicholson, Suzanne Roylance, Ned Lander; gay doctor working in VD clinic; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.

Clinic, The (James Rabbitts, 2010) Tabrett Bethell, Freya Stafford, Andy Whitfield; thriller

Closed for Winter (James Bogle, 2009) Natalie Imbruglia, Daniel Frederiksen, Deborah Kennedy; drama; shot in SA; 85 min.

Closer and Closer Apart (Steve Middleton, 1989) prod. Rosa Colosimo; Steve Bastoni, George Harlem; set in Melbourne Italian community, inspired by Cavalleria Rusticana

Cloudstreet (Matthew Saville, 2011) TV series, novel by Tim Winton

Clowning Around (George Whaley, 1992) wr. Shane Brennan, Tom Cavanagh, David Martin, prod. Antonia Barnard, Paul D. Barron, Barron Entertainment, dp Laszlo Baranyai; aka Clowning Sim; Clayton Williamson (Sim, 13), Ernie Dingo; shot in Perth WA as a feature but shown as a mini-series

Clowning Around 2 (George Whaley, 1993) wr. Ranald Allan, Barron Films; Clayton Williamson (Sim, 13), Ernie Dingo, Margaret Ford; shot in Perth as a feature but shown as a mini-series

Club, The (Bruce Beresford, 1980) aka David Williamson's The Club; prod. Matt Carroll, South Australian Film Corporation, wr. David Williamson from his play, dp Don McAlpine, design David Copping, ed. William Anderson; Alan Cassell, Margaret Doyle, Harold Hopkins, John Howard, Graham Kennedy, Jack Thompson, Frank Wilson; 90 min.

Clubland (Cherie Nowlan, 2007) prod. Rosemary Blight; Emma Booth, Brenda Blethyn, Khan Chittenden; coming-of-age story

Cobweb on a Parachute (Dusan Marek, 1967) experimental

Coca-Cola Kid, The (Dusan Makaveyev, 1985) wr. Frank Moorhouse, based on two of his short stories; Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood, Max Gillies, Kris McQuade, Tony Barry, Paul Chubb, David Slingsby, Tim Finn; Oedipal struggle of son against father, among many other things

Coda (Craig Lahiff, Terry Jennings, 1987) TV; aka Symphony of Evil, Deadly Possession; VHS

Codgers (Wayne Harrison, Grant Dodwell, 2011) wr. Wayne Harrison (adaptation), Don Reid; Ron Falk, Ron Haddrick, John Hanlon, Edwin Hodgeman, John Lam, Shane Porteous [aka John Hanlon]; comedy; 84 min.

Coffin Rock (Rupert Glasson, 2009) drama/thriller; Lisa Chappell, Robert Taylor, Sam Parsonson

Cold Summer, A (Paul Middleditch, 2003) NZ; Teo Gebert, Olivia Pigeot, Susan Prior; Rottderdam FF 2003; IF Mag, June 2003: 28-29

Colleen Bawn, The (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company, from the play by Dion Boucicault; Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely], James Martin

Color Me Dead (Eddie Davis, 1969) crime; Tom Tryon, Carolyn Jones, Rick Jason, Patricia Connolly, Tony Ward, Penny Sugg, Reg Gillam, Margot Reid, Peter Sumner, Michael Laurence, Sandy Harbutt, John Dease, Tom Oliver, Phil Haldeman

Combination, The (David Field, 2009) wr. George Basha; George Basha, Firass Dirani, Doris Younane, Clare Bowen, Michael Denkha; Lebanese street culture in Sydney

Combination, The 2 (George Basha, David Field, tba) wr. George Basha; Rahel Romahn, George Basha, Simon Elrahi, Neveen Hanna, George Papura, Troy Honeysett, Johnny Nasser, Brendan Donoghue, Tony Ryan; Lebanese culture in Sydney

Come and Get Me (Chris Sun, 2011) Christian Radford, Shaun Trainer, Alexis Fernandez; horror

Come by Chance (Lara Dunston, 1992) review by Raffaele Caputo in Murray 1995: 334

Come Rain or Shine (Frank Howson, 1992) Joan Brockenshire, Kole Dysart, Tommy Dysart; drama; 90 min.

Come Out Fighting (Nigel Buesst, 1973) play by Harry Martin, dp Byron Kennedy, 50 min.; Michael Karpaney, Joey Collins, Bethany Lee , Cliff Neate, Peter Green (Rocko Garibaldi), Kris McQuade ('Sporting World' hostess), John Duigan (student); Aboriginal boxer drama

Come Up Smiling (William Freshman, 1939) aka Ants In His Pants; prod. Ken G. Hall; Will Mahoney (Barney O'Hara), Shirley Ann Richards (Eve Cameron); 77 min.

Coming, The (Craig Lahiff, 1981) Elizabeth Alexander, Kerry McGuire, Rod Mullinar

Coming of Age (Brian Jones, 1986) aka Coming-of-Age; Angela Menzies-Wills, David Evans, Mark Neal, Margaret Dupre, Deanna Somers, Allan Easther, David Argue; comedy

Compo (Nigel Buesst, 1987) Jeremy Stanford, Bruce Kerr, Chris Barry, Elizabeth Crockett, Cliff Neate, Rowan Woods, Peter Hosking, Leo Regan, Darryl Emmerson; comedy

Compound (Dale Stewart, 2012) NZ; horror

Comrades (Bill Douglas, 1986) wr. Bill Douglas; Vanessa Redgrave, Alex Norton, Jeremy Flynn, Arthur Dignam, John Hargreaves, Michael Hordern, Barbara Windsor, James Fox, Keith Allen, William Gaminara, Robert Stephens, Phil Davis, Robin Suaniss; drama; Tolpuddle Martyrs sent to NSW penal colony; 183 min.

Conn, The Shaughraun (Gaston Mervale, 1912) from the play by Dion Boucicault; considered lost; 3000ft

Constance (Bruce Morrison, 1984) Mirage Films Ltd/NZ Film Commission, prod. Larry Parr, wr. Jonathan Hardy, Bruce Morrison from Morrison story, dp Kevin Hayward; Donogh Rees, Hester Joyce, Dana Purkis, Martin Vaughan, Judie Douglass; 104 min.; drama

Contagion (Karl Zwicky, 1987) comedy/horror; Qld; VHS

Contratto, Il (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1953) b/w; incomplete at the time of the film-maker's death, without soundtrack; has been restored by NFSA; first film about the Italian migration experience, 92 min.

Conversations at Curlow Creek (proposed) script written by Bruce Beresford

Convict (George Basha, 2014) wr. George Basha, prod. George Basha, dp Andre Deubel; George Basha, David Field; prison; Aust release 23 Jan

Coo-ee And The Echo (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company, dp A. O. Segerberg; happy ending is only reached when a 'faithful' Aboriginal boy (played by Charles Woods in blackface) arrives in time to rescue the hero

Coo-ee From Home, A (Charles Woods, 1918) wr. Charles Woods, Woods' Australian Films, dp Tasman Higgins

Cool Change (George Miller, 1986) 35 mm, 93 min. prod. Dennis Wright for Delatite Productions, wr. Patrick Edgeworth, dp John Haddy, composer Bruce Rowlands, designer Leslie Binns, ed. Phil Reid; Lisa Armytage, John Blake, Wilbur Wilde, Alec Wilson; virtual sequel to The Man from Snowy River

Coolangatta Gold, The (Igor Auzins, 1984) aka The Gold and the Glory; prod. John Weiley for Angoloro Productions, wr. Peter Shreck, dp Keith Wagstaff, design Bob Hill, ed. Tim Wellburn; iron-man event; Joss McWilliam, Nick Tate, Josephine Smulders, Colin Friels, Robyn Nevin, Grant Kenny, Melissa Jaffer; Rocky formula; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 120 min.

Cops and Robbers (Murray Reece, 1993) ANZ; comedy; Grant Dodwell, Gosia Dobrowolska, Melissa Kounnas, Mark Wright, Rima Te Wiata, Martin Vaughan

Co-respondent's Course, A (E. A. Dietrich-Derrick, 1931) prod. Frank W. Thring; John D'Arcy, Adele Inman, Norman Lee; among the earliest talkies; first production from Efftee Films; extensive use of locations; 'featurette', short; marital comedy

Cornflakes For Tea (John Colquhoun, 1980)

Corpse (James Clayden, 1982) non-narrative

Corroboree (Ben Hackworth, 2007) Rebecca Frith

Cosi (Mark Joffe, 1996) wr. Louis Nowra (also play); prod. Richard Brennan, Timothy White; Barry Otto (Roy), Ben Mendelsohn (Lewis), Toni Collette (Julie), Pamela Rabe (Ruth), Jacki Weaver (Cherry), Paul Chubb (Henry), Colin Hay (Zac), David Wenham (Doug), Colin Friels (Errol), Aden Young (Nick), Rachel Griffiths (Lucy), Kerry Fletcher (OT person), Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Robin Ramsay (the Minister); set in asylum; based to some extent on Louis Nowra's own experience - but he produced Trial by Jury

Cosy Cool (Gary Young, 1976) Gary Young, John Wilson; two bikies travel around the country

Country Life, A (Michael Blakemore, 1994) Sam Neill, John Hargreaves, Greta Scacchi, Kerry Fox, Michael Blakemore; review by Fincina Hopgood in Murray 1995: 380; 'suggested by' Chekhov's Uncle Vanya

Country Town (Peter Maxwell, 1971) spinoff from Bellbird, filmed around Wentworth, NSW

Course, The (Miranda Edmonds, 2007) shot in Perth WA; 81 min.

Court of Lonely Royals (Rohan Michael Hoole, 2006) surreal thriller

Cousin from Fiji, The (Alan Burke, 1972) (TV) novel by Norman Lindsay

Crackerjack (Paul Moloney, 2002) Mick Molloy, Judith Lucy, Bill Hunter, John Clarke, Samuel Johnson; 89 min.; Metro, 135: 16-20, 22-26; one of a few Oz films featuring the sport of lawn bowls

Crackers (David Swann, 1998) wr. David Swann; Warren Mitchell; comedy; family reunion

Cracking On (John Meagher, 2003) wr. John Meagher, Centaur Enterprises, prod. John Meagher, Margaret Wentworth, dp Ray Henman; Colleen Cook, Peta Johnson, John Meagher, Matthew Mariconte; couple decide on open marriage

Craic, The (Ted Emery, 1999) prod. David Foster, Mark Gracie, Jimeoin McKeown; Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee; comic Jimeoin's first feature, with cliches and stereotypes; Fergus (Jimeoin) and buddy Wesley (Alan McKee) are Belfast backpackers on the run

Crashburn (2003) Cox/Knight Production; Catherine McClements, Aaron Blabey

Crawl (Paul China, 2011) Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon; thriller

Crawlspace (Justin Dix, 2012) wr. Justin Dix, Eddie Baroo, Adam Patrick Foster; Eddie Baroo, Justin Batchelor, Nicholas Bell, John Brumpton; alien thriller

Crazy Fun Park (Nicholas Verso, tba) wr. Nicholas Verso; horror, coming-of-age; Screen Australian story development funding

Crazy Richard (Katrina Mathers & Dean Francis, 2003) 64 min., video; Richard Viede, Katrina Mathers & Dominic McDonald, Bonnie Smith; "Another child star who fucked up"; mockumentary, satirical comedy in look at the contemporary star-making machine

Crime And The Criminal, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

Crimetime (Marc Gracie, 1993) aka Crime Time; prod. Frank Howson, Boulevard Films; Marcus Graham, Bruce Venable, Lucy Bell, David Argue, Steven Grives; police, crime; not released; 96 min.

Crisis, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Crocodile Dundee (Peter Faiman, 1986) prod. John Cornell for Rimfire Films, wr. Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, dp Russell Boyd ed. David Stiven, design Graham Walker; Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil (Neville Bell), Maggie Blinco, Steve Rackman, Gerry Skilton; Eastman colour, 35mm Panavision, 96 min.

Crocodile Dundee II (John Cornell, 1988) dp Russell Boyd; Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Ernie Dingo (Charlie)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (Simon Wincer, 2001) Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, David Ngoombujarra (Arthur)

Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, The (John Stainton, 2002) Steve Irwin

Crooked Earth (Sam Pillsbury, 2001) wr. Greg McGee, Waihoroi Shortland, prod. Robin Scholes, dp David Gribble; Temuera Morrison, Jaime Passier-Armstrong, Lawrence Makoare, Quinton Hita, Nancy Brunning; drama; NZ

Crop, The (Scott Patterson, 2004) nightclub owner in early 1980s ends up at odds with marijuana when his clientele choose to smoke in his carpark rather than buy his booze; Australian release 19 August 2004; brief review: Oscar Hillerstrom, Empire, 42, September 2004: 26

Cross, The (Richard Frankland, in development 2002) apparently never completed

Cross Life (Claire McCarthy, 2007) Imogen Annesley, Mojean Aria, Paul Caesar, Tony Barry, Danielle Rohweder; 2 June 2007 (Dungog Film Festival), 21 June 2007 (Sydney International Film Festival)

Crossing, The (George Ogilvie, 1990) Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer; reminiscent of Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955), according to Raffaele Caputo

Crosstalk (Mark Egerton, 1982) aka Wall to Wall; unacknowledged remake of Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954); dp Vincent Monton; thriller; computer inititates deadly games

Cruel World, The (Michael Henry, 2003) Olivia Wearne, Beau Skowron, Vincent Taylor; dogme film (?); drama, 83 min.

Crush (Alison MacLean, 1992) NZ; dp Dion Beebe

Crush (John V. Soto & Jeff Gerritsen, 2009) wr. John V. Soto: Christopher Egan, Brooke Harman, Emma Lung; story of Julian Meadows, an American exchange student and disgraced Tae Kwon Do champion whose life is transformed into a living hell after being seduced by the mysterious yet beautiful Anna; horror; 82 min.

Cthulhu (Damian Heffernan, 1996) Onara Films; wr. Damian Heffernan, H.P. Lovecraft, dp Carl Looper; Paul Williamson, Adam Somes, James Payne; drama; cult, invisible creature

Cubby House (Murray Fahey, 2001) aka Cubbyhouse; Joshua Leonard, Belinda McClory, Jerome Ehlers, Craig McLachlan, Lauren Hewett; horror; rental video 26 February 2003

Cult of Death, The (Geoffrey Brown, 1992) thriller; cult of Diana

Cup, The (Khyentse Norbu, 1999) Aust/Bhutan copro

Cup, The (Simon Wincer, 2011) Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon; Melbourne Cup 2002

Cup Winner, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company; Melbourne Cup drama which included footage of the actual 1911 Cup race

Cupid Camouflaged (Alfred Rolfe, 1918) Australasian Films, dp Lacey Percival

Cupid's Prey (Dale G. Bradley, 2003) NZ/US copro

Curate in Bohemia, A (Alan Burke, 1972) (TV) novel by Norman Lindsay

Cure, The (David Gould, 2014) wr. David Gould, prod. David Gould, Alex Clark, dp David Paul, prod. designer Gim Bon, vfx Frank Reuter; Antonia Prebble, Daniel Lissing, Stephen Lovatt, John Bach, John Landreth; action thriller; premiere Wellington NZ 6 Feb 2014

Curry Munchers (Cristobal Araus Lobos, 2011) Aunanda Naaido, Alison Titulaer, Ben Mitchell; comedy; NZ

Custodian, The (John Dingwall, 1993) Anthony LaPaglia (Quinlan), Hugo Weaving (Church), Barry Otto (Ferguson), Kelly Dingwall (Reynolds), Essie Davis, Gosia Dobrowolska, Naomi Watts, Bill Hunter, Norman Kaye; cop investigative thriller; LaPaglia and Weaving feed info about police corruption to reporter Dingwall who feeds it to investigator Otto; but he stuffs up, resulting in deaths of Otto's wife and then Weaving; LaPaglia then leaves the force

Cut (Kimble Rendall, 2000) prod. Martin Fabinyi, Bill Bennett, Jennifer Bennett, wr. Dave Warner, exec. prod. Michael Gudinski, Mushroom Pictures, Beyond Films; released 25 February 2000, thriller, horror; Kylie Minogue, Tiriel Mora, Jessica Napier, Sarah Kants, Molly Ringwald, Simon Bossell, Stephen Curry

Cut Snake (Tony Ayres, 2014) wr. Blake Ayshford, prod. Trevor Blainey, Michael McMahon, Matchbox Pictures; Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De Gouw; crime thriller; MIFF premiere


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